The most senior U.S. diplomat for Asia has arrived in the Philippines and will meet the country's foreign minister on Monday amid confusion over the status of ties between the two long-time allies, said the U.S. embassy in Manila. The visit by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At least one person died and two others were injured in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday when a car exploded near a camp for displaced people, police said. "We believe it was a suicide car bomb. Its driver detonated the bomb in his car," police officer Ibrahim Elmi
Representatives of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish governments will get a chance to tell Brexit minister David Davis how they hope Britain's future relationship with the EU will work, under plans the government announced on Monday. At a meeting on Monday, Prime Minister Theresa May will offer
A Republican senator in Missouri may lose his seat to a little-known Democratic challenger in a heated race that could determine which party holds the Senate majority. Jason Kander, a former military intelligence officer and Missouri’s current secretary of state, suddenly shot up in the polls last month
This month, one of South Africa’s most popular figures, Thuli Madonsela, ended her term as Public Prosecutor after seven years of taking on powerful figures – including President Jacob Zuma – for corruption. For her integrity in upholding rule of law and her courage in the face of threats, a restaurant
Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey reaffirmed Thursday that Colorado forbids the practice of snapping a picture of a completed ballot. The reminder comes after federal courts barred similar laws in New Hampshire and Indiana earlier this year. Posting selfies and other pictures to Facebook, Instagram
Junko Tabei, the first woman to climb Mount Everest and conquer the "Seven Summits," has died, 41 years after scaling the world's highest mountain. Tabei first made history in 1975 when she became the first woman to climb Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world, at age 35.
Iraqi forces battled on Sunday through booby-traps, sniper fire and suicide car bombs to tighten the noose around Mosul, while also hunting Islamic State group jihadists behind attacks elsewhere in the country. Kurdish forces announced a new push at dawn on Bashiqa, northeast of Mosul, where some 10,000
British banker Rurik Jutting, who is accused of murdering two Indonesian women in his upscale Hong Kong apartment, filmed the attacks on his iPhone, a court heard on the first day of his trial Monday. Jutting, 31, had earlier Monday pleaded "not guilty" to two counts of murder on the grounds
HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong trial of a British banker accused of the grisly 2014 killings of two Indonesian women is expected to be "particularly horrifying," including photographic evidence of one victim's torture, the judge told prospective jurors as the case got underway Monday. The
HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong trial of a British banker accused of the grisly 2014 killings of two Indonesian women is expected to be "particularly horrifying," including photographic evidence of one victim's torture, the judge told prospective jurors as the case got underway Monday.
With just over two weeks to go before Americans vote for a new president, Hillary Clinton -- who has widened her lead over Donald Trump -- is stepping up her efforts in key battleground states to consolidate her lead. "We are behind," Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway admitted
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The PGA Tour expanded its Asia swing to three tournaments Monday by adding a new event in South Korea with a limited field and a $9.25 million purse.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday proposed amending the country's constitution to allow presidents to serve multiple terms or to establish a parliamentary system, saying the single-term presidency has served its purpose. The presidency was limited to a single five-year term in the 1987
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president on Monday proposed revising the country's constitution, which limits leaders to a single five-year term. Critics immediately called it an attempt to divert attention from corruption scandals involving her associates.
Potential jurors in the trial on Monday of former banker Rurik Jutting, charged with the double murder of two Indonesian women, were warned by the judge that the Briton had recorded the torture of the first victim on his iPhone before she died. Jutting, charged with the double murder of two women found
By Gram Slattery SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's right snatched dozens of mayoralties on Sunday from the governing center-left coalition, in a boost to former leader Sebastian Pinera, the front-runner to lead the conservative coalition in next year's presidential election. It won slightly more
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Following more than four years in captivity, 26 Asian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates have been rescued from their captors, China's Foreign Ministry confirmed Monday.
The two teens had trekked in the Sonoran Desert's searing heat for four days and were lost and almost out of water when border patrol agents in Arizona spotted them. Now, hours after being deported back to Mexico, 19-year-old Rodriguo and his 17-year-old brother Jose sat quietly on a recent evening
By Olga Grigoryants LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of people gathered in Los Angeles on Sunday to protest against climate change and show support for activists demonstrating against the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota. Several Hollywood stars, including Mark Ruffalo and Susan Sarandon
French authorities will on Monday begin moving thousands of people out of the notorious Calais Jungle before demolishing the camp that has served as a launchpad for attempts to sneak into Britain. A major three-day operation is planned to clear the sprawling shanty town near Calais port -- a symbol
Chile's opposition is leading with a razor-thin margin in local elections that could deal a disappointment to embattled President Michelle Bachelet by returning conservatives to power. Seen as a litmus test for her ruling center-left coalition one year before her term ends, with 95.79 percent of
Valentino Rossi is already focused on the "toughest race of the season" in Malaysia this weekend after edging ahead of Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo in the fight for second behind newly-crowned world champion Marc Marquez. The Italian nine-time world champion, coming off 15th on the grid,
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd scored twice and the U.S. women's national team defeated Switzerland 5-1 in an exhibition match on Sunday.
Venezuela's opposition-majority legislature declared that President Nicolas Maduro's government had committed a coup d'etat by blocking a referendum on removing him from power, vowing mass protests and international pressure. The measure came during an emergency session on the economic and